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The Goose American Bistro and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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972 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-4525 (Center Street)
+1 203-656-2600
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the old bar and the room with the fireplace. Great crowd. The food used to be soooooo much better. The crab and corn chowder was a top ten. Not worth ordering anymore. Less crab, too much flour. Chicken Milanese was flavorless. We shared key lime pie- it was also flavorless. It's like they have upped the cheap ingredients and... More 

Thank suzyfun
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch, drinks. Love bar area. Comfortable atmosphere, nice service, good food and portions.

Thank FoodforThought17
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was a bit disappointing. The martinis were not cold. By brother had the grilled whitefish with spinach and risotto. The dish was extremely bland and the quality of fish was mediocre. The lobster mac and cheese was well prepared and the lobster sliders were adequate. My advice is hang out in bar, drink beer, and have a burger.

Thank Holly O
Woodbury, Minnesota
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Goose has two dining options-the lively bar area and the restaurant. If you are looking for primarily a drinking/fun time with light noshing, come hang out in the bar with the boozy blue bloods. If you do order food stick to the basics- beef sliders, chicken wings and the like. We ate in the restaurant area and ordered lobster... More 

Thank Chuck S
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a wood burning fireplace in the bar how could you go wrong? This place has been an institution in town for years, and the food is what keeps people coming back! In Darien if you don't have good food you are out of business within a few months. The Goose continues to be a great meal! Enjoy.

Thank Todd S
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Food quality was very good. Not the best setting for a business meal. Had a reservation for six and were at a booth were the group was just too tight for a comfortable discussion. The dining area is extremely noisy when full, with tables just too close to each other.

Thank Mario B
Darien, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, good selection, and great atmosphere! Also great bar area for social gatherings. Prices are descent for area. Also has a nice outside area when the weather is good.

Thank goodfood14
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A friend from out of town wanted to visit Darien (his mom was raised there) so we drove around and planned to have lunch nearby but like The Gooses's menu better. They had great choices and the prices were typical for this area. They were kind enough to let us sit outside when no one else was and our server... More 

Thank Kim449
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

good bar scene near the train station. dining area is nice, menu and service are both good. good place for a small party.

Thank Matthew S
Naples, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great place to meet up with friends and family. The food is really really good, not to mention creative. The staff is so congenial that you want to stay and just chat with them. Caela is simply a wonderful person. The menu goes from season to season...cool. The owners are usually around, they love to meet peeps.

Thank will b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 972 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820-4525
    (Center Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are across the street from Darien Metro North station, just 50 minutes from Grand Central Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 203-656-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?